Started by Tenebracid, January 15, 2012, 08:40:21 PM
Quote from: holy ghost on June 20, 2020, 12:45:06 AMStarted The Terror by Dan Simmons. Had it on the shelf forever and been meaning to read it. I really enjoyed Hyperion but his writing style has definitely evolved. Quite dense, I'm about 100 pages in so far and he's great at building up tension. Kind of Lovecraft-ish in a lot of ways. Into it.
Quote from: Atrophist on July 12, 2020, 12:56:27 AMCan somebody recommend a fairly recent, hard(-ish) SF space opera series? No humanoid aliens, no present-day politics rendered in a futuristic setting, no sentimental life lessons pushed down the reader's throat. Alastair Reynolds was the latest author in the genre I really got excited about, but even that was a long time ago. Recently gave John Varley and Peter F. Hamilton a try, but those didn't really work for me (although Hamilton was pretty close). I've read most of the classics, Asimov, Clarke, Brin, Niven, Herbert etc. That's why I was after something more recent/contemporary.
Quote from: host body on July 29, 2020, 03:22:55 PMMy friend recommended The Expanse series is great, gritty used future setting and lots of political shenanigans. I've only seen part of the TV show, and while it was ok it didn't quite grab me.
QuoteThen there's Stephen Baxter and his Xeelee sequence series, similar to Reynolds in scope but has even more books I think. I haven't read all of them but Baxter is a competent writer and the science is both legit and highly imaginative.
Quote from: Balor/SS1535 on July 30, 2020, 06:41:07 PMand am beginning Misery by Stephen King.
Quote from: holy ghost on July 31, 2020, 04:34:21 AMQuote from: Balor/SS1535 on July 30, 2020, 06:41:07 PMand am beginning Misery by Stephen King.This book scared the ever living shit out of me when I read it at 12 or so. I think my favourite Stephen King book.